2x Senior Development Management Officer Grade 4/5

Salary/rate of pay:

£29,139 - £39,076 (subject to qualification & experience)


South Downs Centre, Midhurst

Job Type:



37 hours per week

Closing date:

19 January 2020, 23:30

Interview date:

29 January 2020


The South Downs National Park offers a distinctive and fulfilling environment in which to establish and develop your planning career. With an area covering over 100 miles from the edge of Winchester to Eastbourne, and over 5,000 applications a year to process it is easy to see why this is such a challenging but rewarding environment.

In addition to the size and scale of the Park we are able to offer our planners a unique opportunity to handle mainstream planning work and gain experience in development support for our host local authorities through a planning link role.

The unique nature of the South Downs National Park, by virtue of the number of large settlements within its boundaries and the opportunity for a wide variety of applications including a significant number of major schemes, .    

Having recently introduced a career grade for all our planning roles your competence and progress in the post and through the various specialist areas will be acknowledged and rewarded and offer opportunities for continuous personal development.

One vacancy will be required to undertake work primarily providing support and guidance to a number of officers in our host authorities in a link role with occasional travel to the South Downs Centre in Midhurst. The other post will work out of the South Downs Centre and will include some support specifically focussed on the delivery of key infrastructure planning.

If this sounds like something that interests you and you think you can really add value to the role and meet the person specification, then this could be the right next step for your planning career.

SDNPA Enhanced Benefits
– Local government pension scheme
– Healthcare – includes cash plan, counselling and wellbeing discounts
– 27 days annual leave, increasing to 30 days, plus bank holidays
– Professional development support
– Flexible working
– Cycle to work scheme
– Car sharing
– Use of pool cars
– Regular staff events / activities, which support the SDNPA’s Purposes and Duty


How to apply

Please complete the application form and monitoring form, specifying which role you are applying for, and email the completed forms back to recruitment@southdowns.gov.uk

Closing date:

19 January 2020, 23:30